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New York Times, Saturday, March 6, 1976

Author:
Lita M. Elvers
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Lita M. Elvers has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,702
Across
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Stone or teen : AGE
4
Brief burst : SPURT
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Golden or garden : GATE
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"One ___ or two?" : LUMP
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Mongolian : TATAR
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Man's nickname : ALEX
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"Sacre ___!" : BLEU
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Enraged : IRATE
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French spouse : MARI
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Impromptu : SPUROFTHEMOMENT
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Gal of song : SAL
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College degree : BBA
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Wig : PERUKE
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Pony or coat : POLO
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Compass reading : SSW
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Baby food : PUREE
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Auditor : CPA
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Young ones : TOTS
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Knits backward : PURLS
38
Grapes or puss : SOUR
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Naval noncom : CPO
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Throb : PULSE
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Simon ___ : PURE
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Part of H.M.S. : HER
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Gardner : ERLE
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Traffic moves : UTURNS
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Mountain : ALP
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Average : PAR
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Slated for big things : BORNTOTHEPURPLE
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Cassini : OLEG
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Close ___ : SHAVE
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Author Bentley : ERIC
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Square or raw : DEAL
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Consumer : EATER
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Track event : DASH
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Days of ___ : YORE
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Guns : STENS
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Asian leader : MAO
Down
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Clerical robes : ALBS
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Swallow : GULP
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Large bird : EMEU
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Smother : STIFLE
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Parcel's companion : PART
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State : UTAH
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Have influence : RATE
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Shudders : TREMBLES
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Greek letter : GAMMA
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Wings : ALAE
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Bird : TERN
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Theater sign : EXIT
14
Continues : PURSUES
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Tree : OAK
22
Reed : OBOE
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Décor for jeans : PATCH
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Take off : ELOPE
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Helicopter feature : ROTOR
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Kind of snatcher : PURSE
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Search thoroughly : SCOUR
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Reject : SPURN
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Merchandise : WARES
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Influence : PULL
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At cross ___ : PURPOSES
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Stimulated : SPURRED
40
Bombard : PELT
44
On one's ___ (broke) : UPPERS
45
T-shaped cross : TAU
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Kind of worm : ANGLE
48
Consistency : BODY
49
Spread : OLEO
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Guard or admiral : REAR
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"How much is ___ doggie . . . ?" : THAT
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Animosity : HATE
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Steven or break : EVEN
54
Carriage : PRAM
55
Mona ___ : LISA
56
Canyon sound : ECHO

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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